Getting Started

Information on business management, including the Start Farming project, models for the future, land aquisition, value-added agriculture and food for profit. Resources also available for new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

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Start Farming: Finding Our Customers - News News
Ultimately, good sales is about listening and solving problems for our customers and, like everyone else, our customers have problems. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Supporting Young, New, and Minority Farmers - News News
Two grants support Penn State's Extension programs for a next generation of farmers. More
Hail damaged apples which now have no value. Photo: Lynn Kime, Penn State
Insurance Options for Small and Beginning Farmers - News News
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania - News News
Study Circle meetings provide a relaxed atmosphere where participants share information with each other as well as learn from and ask questions of the experts. More
Scholl Orchards location in Kempton, Pennsylvania
An Evening With Scholl Orchards - News News

An Evening With Scholl Orchards


The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA. More
Start with the right tools: production guides, paper, pen, and a farm map!
Where Do I Put My Crops? A Quick Guide to Planning a Vegetable Crop Rotation - News News
Starting up a new vegetable farm requires a lot of planning. More
Learn Now Videos provide concise, step by step information for growers in a variety of subject areas on demand.
Tree Fruit Extension Programming On Demand - News News
The Penn State Tree Fruit Extension team is launching a series of videos which provide information on areas of interest to beginning growers in ten minutes or less. More
Study circle locations across Pennsylvania
Western Hub Study Circle - News News

Western Hub Study Circle


Penn State Extension has teamed up with beginning and establishing growers across the state to offer study circle discussion groups. More